Sarteano is a picturesque hill town in the Siena province of Tuscany, dotted with palazzi and overlooked by a medieval castle. The workshop and final concert will be held in the centro storico (historic center), a pedestrian area of small winding streets, quaint homes, lovely stores, and fine restaurants. With its magical Renaissance ambiance, Sarteano is the perfect place to come to sing chamber choral music.
For a wonderfully detailed description of Sarteano and its environs, and many interesting facts on other towns in Tuscany, as well as information on the ease of getting to such cultural centers as Rome and Florence, go to www.italyhousescout.com/sarteano.
The easiest way to get to Sarteano is to fly into Rome's Fiumicino Airport (FCO). At AirWise.com you will find all of the information needed for ground transportation by car, train, or bus. If you are not renting a car you can take the direct non-stop airport train from Fiumicino Airport Station to Roma Termini, and then take a train to Chiusi. You can go to www.trenitalia.com to find train schedules in advance of your departure. From Chiusi, you can take a taxi (that is located across the street from the train station) to Sarteano, which is a ten to fifteen minute drive. For driving directions from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Sarteano, Via di Fuori, near the main piazza (Piazza XXIV Giugno), click here.